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Dr. Lana Potts || Addressing Health Issues in First Nations Children || Speakers Bureau of Canada

Credits: Speakers Bureau of Canada www.speakerscanada.com Published on May 17, 2017 Dr. Lana Rose Potts MD CCFP is a family physician at the Siksika Health and Wellness Centre. Siksika is a First Nation near Calgary. Dr. Potts is a charter class graduate of The Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay, Ontario and she […]

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The 12th PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards

  The 12th PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards We are giving away $15,000 in scholarships! There is a HUGE demand for Aboriginal financial management professionals however very few of our young people are pursuing an education in financial management after high school. That is why AFOA Canada and PotashCorp have come together to offer […]

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The Indigenous Learning Centre (ILC) 2017Professional Development Scholarship & Bursary Program

The Indigenous Learning Centre (ILC)  2017Professional Development Scholarship & Bursary Program ILC BURSARY PROGRAM The ILC is pleased to be offering nine (9) $1,000 Bursary Scholarships.  Bursaries are open to post-secondary students enrolled in the following Academic Programs: Business Administration; Business Management; Accounting; Commerce and/or other Finance related programs. (Preference is given to Indigenous Students) CLICK HERE […]

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Member of Parliament Dan Vandal to Make an Announcement About National Aboriginal Day

WINNIPEG – Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament (Saint Boniface–Saint Vital), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will make an announcement on Thursday about National Aboriginal Day. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. The details are as follows: DATE: Thursday, May 25, 2017 TIME: […]

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150 artists receive up to $10K to continue their work – APTN

May 23, 2017 More than 100 artists and dignitaries gathered at the Manitoba legislature on Victoria Day for the Reveal Indigenous Arts Awards. This one time award was established to provide support to both emerging and established artists. jmurray@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/05/23/15-artists-receive-up-to-10k-to-continue-their-work/

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Media Advisory – Two Ontario youth selected to participate in the RCMP Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program

NEWMARKET, ON, May 24, 2017  – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program (APTP) offers Canadian Aboriginal peoples aged 19 to 29 the opportunity to get an inside look at the life of an RCMP police officer. This summer program provides participants with hands-on experience in the RCMP’s training program. Ontario’s RCMP […]

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Children’s Services minister responds to OCYA report

May 24, 2017 Minister of Children’s Services Danielle Larivee issued the following statement in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Investigative Review of 15-year-old Levi: “My thoughts are with this young man’s family as they grieve the loss of their son, brother and grandson. “We need to do better. When a young person reaches […]

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Nunavut gov’t to conduct forensic audit of YWCA Agvvik amid allegations of financial mismanagement – CBC

Auditor raises concerns about blank cheques, annual bonuses, in leaked documents May 24, 2017 The Nunavut government is launching a forensic audit into the YWCA Agvvik Nunavut amid allegations of financial mismanagement among senior staff at Iqaluit’s two women’s shelters. The allegations come in a trove of anonymously leaked documents, obtained by CBC News, purportedly […]

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Government of Canada identifies large ocean area off the coast of British Columbia for protection

Ottawa, Ontario –The Government of Canada is moving forward on its plan to reach its domestic and international targets of protecting 5% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2017 and 10% by 2020 to ensure a healthy environment and economy for current and future generations. Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans […]

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Canada a primary target for human trafficking, says expert – Catholic Register

Human trafficking has become a billion-dollar industry that is projected to overtake arms sales as the most lucrative illegal business in the world, said international expert Sr. Imelda Poole. “At the moment it is second but it is rapidly overtaking guns and arms and it has already overtaken drugs,” said Poole. “Many drug traffickers are […]

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Balanced budget for 2017-18 increases funding for all academic units and key strategic priorities – UM Today

May 23, 2017 — Due to long-term prudent fiscal management and a combination of other more recent factors, the University of Manitoba has positioned itself to put forward a balanced budget for 2017-18 that increases funding for all academic units and key strategic priorities. “I am pleased that the University of Manitoba community has come […]

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Women in the Director’s Chair launches alumnae directory of 220 female directors across Canada – NSI

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) has launched a new alumnae directory featuring the profiles of 220 Canadian women directors from coast to coast to coast who have attended WIDC programs since its inception in 1997. Lots of NSI grads are included in the directory: Smita Acharyya (NSI Drama […]

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Winds, storm surge cause some flooding as Okanagan Lake creeps upward – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2017 VANCOUVER _ The Central Okanagan Regional District reports localized flooding in the wake of a powerful windstorm that swept across southern British Columbia on Tuesday. The district says in a news release that residences in low-lying areas near lakes throughout the region were affected as winds caused a storm surge […]

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Flood-impacted BC residents can apply for Red Cross financial assistance

May 24, 2017 Thanks to generous donations from Canadians, the Red Cross is able to help households impacted by the flooding in British Columbia by providing direct financial support. The Red Cross will provide $600 to eligible, registered households whose primary residence was damaged by the flood. These funds will help individuals and families purchase […]

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Catholic school division cuts aboriginal retention worker jobs – StarPhoenix

May 23, 2017 Twelve people received layoff notices on Tuesday as Saskatoon’s Catholic school division eliminated jobs for aboriginal student retention workers in the face of a $9.7 million budget shortfall. Facing growing student enrolment and a reduction in funding, school division officials recently called this year’s budget a step backwards. Catholic Board chair Diane […]

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NAN Statement on Josiah Begg

THUNDER BAY, ON (Friday May 19, 2017 ): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences following the recovering of a body believed to be 14-year-old Josiah Begg in Thunder Bay last night: “For more than a week we have hoped and prayed that Josiah’s disappearance […]

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MMIW Chair talks about direction of National Inquiry prior to hearings beginning in Whitehorse – APTN

May 23, 2017 On Friday, the chief commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls said that communications between the inquiry and families had to be better. This, after a number of families, criticized the inquiry for being secretive and disorganized. Buller explained to APTN what will change. Read More: […]

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Solution identified for Visitor Information Services

YELLOWKNIFE (May 24, 2017) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann issued the following statement regarding Government of the Northwest Territories support for tourism in Yellowknife today: “A temporary location for visitor-information services in Yellowknife will be established at the Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been […]

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Vancouver Police Share 2016 Annual Report

May 24, 2017 The Vancouver Police Department is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, highlighting some of our initiatives and engagement with the diverse community that we serve. “In this report, we are taking time to highlight just some of the community-focused initiatives that helped us serve our diverse communities in 2016,” says Chief Constable Adam […]

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IRC Sets 2017 Corporate Tour Dates

May 24, 2017 The 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) Corporate Tour will take place during the second week of June and will be making stops in all Inuvialuit Settlement Region communities. The Corporate Tour provides beneficiaries with a summary of the accomplishments that have taken place at IRC throughout 2016 and the opportunity to ask questions. To see […]

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CWP: Can Canada lead on human rights when so many are hungry?

May 24, 2017 In a country with the 11th highest Gross Domestic Product, it can be hard for some to understand the harsh reality that people in Canada are going hungry. But over the past few weeks it seems as though people across the country have been talking a lot about access to food. Members […]

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A Participant’s Perspective on LTF – MFNERC

May 19, 2017 Most of us realize the importance of early years for healthy child development. Two workshops I attended at MFNERC’s recent Lighting the Fire conference focused on early childhood education: Elder Don Robertson’s Awasissak Oschi (For the Children) and Who Cares About Guiding, Anyway? offered by Anne Rundle and Michele Henderson. I always […]

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Exploring the Arctic is easier than ever with new website

Arctic Kingdom’s redesigned mobile site inspires and simplifies Arctic travel IQALUIT, May 24, 2017  – Arctic Kingdom launches a new mobile-friendly website to make discovering the Canadian Arctic accessible for all. With featured videos and photography, streamlined navigation, and enhanced search capabilities, travellers can now plan an Arctic bucket list adventure or photo safari with […]

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Confederation Centre Young Company Ensembles Announced for The Dream Catchers

May 24, 2017 Canada 150 Signature Event Premieres June 21, National Aboriginal Day, in Charlottetown and Ottawa (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Take hip hop, spoken word, and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, and experience a new musical, full of original Canadian music, dance, and story. The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, […]

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Ryerson University Welcomes Canada’s Largest Gathering of Academics, May 27 to June 2

Congress 2017 hosts over 9,000 delegates and offers hundreds of free public events TORONTO, May 23, 2017 — For the first time in over a decade, the premier event for Canada’s scholarly community returns to Toronto. From May 27 to June 2, Ryerson University will host over 9,000 distinguished academics, policy makers, researchers and practitioners […]

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Shortcomings in Lac-Simon police intervention led to officer’s death: report – Montreal Gazette

May 23, 2017 The death of a police officer in Lac-Simon last year can be largely blamed on shortcomings in the way the intervention, which involved police and an armed suicidal person, was conducted, the CNESST concluded in a report published Tuesday. Officer Thierry Leroux died Feb. 13, 2016, during a police intervention in a […]

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REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards – The Hnatyshyn Foundation

Remarks by The Honourable Janice Filmon, C.M., O.M. Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Room 200 Legislative Building Monday, May 22, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. Dreamers and visionaries, builders and creators, makers and lovers of art, it is a pleasure to welcome you to this presentation of the Hnatyshyn Foundation REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards. Il me fait […]

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For the record, May 23, 2017 – BiV

Email your For the Record information to: fortherecord@biv.com. Please include a high-resolution, colour headshot where possible. Finance Maria Parcella has joined Vancouver-based investment firm Pender as senior vice-president of private equity. She has 16 years of experience investing in emerging growth companies, mostly in the areas of information technology and med-tech. This experience includes operational […]

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Most of Canada on track to miss climate change targets due to ‘underdeveloped’ policy: report – CCPA

May 24, 2017 OTTAWA—Climate change policy in Canada remains underdeveloped and plagued by a wide “ambition gap” between government promises and policy action, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study, by CCPA researcher Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, breaks down climate policy success and shortcomings federally and provincially through early […]

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Alaska aquiver: With 40,000 earthquakes a year, state to have its ground examined – CBC

Array of seismometers being installed, which seismologist Michael West calls a ‘big freaking deal’ May 24, 2017 Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research […]

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Revised draft text on participation of indigenous peoples at UN

May 22, 2017 On 19 May the President of the General Assembly transmitted a letter from his Advisers on the consultation process concerning the ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them. The letter contains the first revised draft text for […]

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Suicide of First Nations youth shows kids in care must be heard: advocate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2017  CALGARY _ Alberta’s child and youth advocate says the suicide of a 15-year-old indigenous boy reinforces how crucial it is that children under provincial care be heard. A report by Del Graff recounts the short and troubled life of the boy, called Levi for privacy reasons. The report details a […]

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Integrating Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing – UM Today

Lynn Lavallée named U of M’s first Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) May 24, 2017 — A visionary who unites Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing with university policies and culture, Dr. Lynn Lavallée has been named the first Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement), effective September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2022. Through this key leadership position she […]

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Canadian Museum of History celebrates near completion of its new signature gallery

Canadian Museum of History celebrates near completion of its new signature gallery Gatineau, Quebec, May 24, 2017 — The Canadian Museum of History is proud to announce the imminent opening of its new signature gallery, the Canadian History Hall. The Hall is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on Canadian history ever developed, and offers […]

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving the suicide of a First Nation youth

May 24, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding the suicide of a First Nation youth and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. The Advocate received information that 15-year-old “Levi” died by suicide. Although Levi’s last […]

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CHRA Urban and Rural Indigenous Housing Survey Reveals Key Challenges for Indigenous Housing in Canada

May 23, 2017, OTTAWA) – The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) today released the results of a benchmarking survey conducted of 51 urban and rural Indigenous housing providers across Canada. The survey, carried out by James Burr and Steve Pomeroy, is a first of its kind initiativeto examine the employment, financial, and operational characteristics […]

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Nipissing U: Meet student leader Dakota Heon

May 23, 2017 Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders, in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards. Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and […]

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Save the Date: UArctic Congress 2018

The University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki are excited to invite you to the second UArctic Congress, September 3-7, 2018. Held in Finland, the UArctic Congress 2018 will begin in Oulu from September 3-6, and conclude in Helsinki on September 7. The UArctic Congress 2018 will bring together key UArctic meetings and a […]

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B C Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 9:57 (BC-Wildfire-Lumby) Several homes in the North Okanagan have been placed on evacuation alert as a wildfire burns northwest of Lumby. Flames broke out near Cooper’s Mountain last night fanned by high winds, and by 10 p.m. officials were warning nearby residents to be ready to leave on […]

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19-Year-Old Charged With 2nd Degree Murder in Shooting Death of 16-Year-Old on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement

May 23, 2017 Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Alberta – Early yesterday morning, at approximately 5:15 a.m., members of the Elk Point RCMP Detachment responded to a report of a possible shooting on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement which left a 16-year-old male youth dead and has resulted in a 19-year-old man being charged with second […]

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B.C. party leaders urged to work together to secure clean growth future – Pembina Institute releases Vision for Clean Growth in B.C.

Pembina Institute releases Vision for Clean Growth in B.C. May 24, 2017 ANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — As British Columbians await the final outcome of the 2017 provincial election, the three major parties have a critical opportunity to work together to secure B.C.’s economic future in the rapidly evolving global marketplace. Today, the Pembina […]

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U of S to help northern Saskatchewan students access science and engineering programming

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) officially partnered with Northlands College today to offer a program designed to reduce barriers people living in northern Saskatchewan may face when preparing to enter into post-secondary science and engineering programs. May 24, 2017 The Pre-Engineering and Science (PRES) program is offered by Northlands College in […]

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New Video: Kitchi Blanket Exercise

May. 24, 2017 Please share this video with your network. Let’s all ‘show up’ on June 2, to participate in the largest Mass Blanket Exercise ever! #reconciliACTION150 Read More NT5

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Museums funding supports projects to interpret and preserve Yukon heritage

May 23, 2017 Ten Yukon museums, including two First Nation cultural centres, have received a total of $333,000 for a variety of capital projects that will support them in their efforts to preserve and interpret their invaluable collections and share their stories. Examples of the 2017 projects include a topographical map installation at the Kluane […]

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New CBC lineup includes dramas with Kristin Kreuk, Allan Hawco, Paul Gross – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2017 11:34 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A legal drama starring Vancouver native Kristin Kreuk of “Smallville” fame, and an escaped prisoner tale starring Allan Hawco and Paul Gross are among the new shows heading to the CBC. The public broadcaster’s 2017-18 programming lineup includes “Burden of Proof,” in […]

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Government of Canada Improving Water Infrastructure at Enoch Cree Nation

May 24, 2017     Enoch Cree Nation, AB    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water. This Government is doing the right thing by making historic investments to support Indigenous communities, including strengthening on-reserve water and wastewater infrastructure. Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, on behalf of […]

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Thunder Bay police chief charged with breach of trust – CBC

May 24, 2017 5-month OPP investigation results in criminal charges against J. P. Levesque Ontario Provincial Police have charged Thunder Bay police Chief J. P. Levesque with breach of trust and obstructing justice. The OPP launched an investigation in January at the request of the RCMP, according to a provincial police news release issued Tuesday. […]

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Moose Cree FN: Ontario First Nation Limited Partnership Funding

May 23, 2017 – Ontario First Nation Limited Partnership Funding Moose Cree First Nation is accepting application submissions for OFNLP Funding. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm.  OFNLP Package – Fillable Form NT5

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Atlantic Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 (Dalhousie-Homicide) A Halifax police detective says he examined a bloodied tarp and duffel bag found on a farm belonging to William Sandeson’s family. Detective-Constable James Wasson testified yesterday about the items seized from a farm near Truro. He is accused of killing 22-year-old Taylor Samson in August […]

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Prairie Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 (Alta-Fatal-Crash) A woman has been killed in a collision involving a car and a semi in central Alberta. The crash happened yesterday afternoon at the intersection of highways 11 and 12 near the hamlet of Nevis, east of Red Deer. Police say the 39-year-old woman, who was […]

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